Health » Appearance of depressive episodes: Appearance of depressive episodes among school-age children by region

Appearance of depressive episodes during last 12 month among school-age (11, 13, 15 y. o.) children.

Age groups are formed on the basis of forms 5, 7 and 9. The majority of students of these forms are 11...12, 13...14 or 15...16 years old. However, the research must also include the students who are repeating the year. As a prerequisite, 90% of the students must be of ±6 months the mean age of their age group, the remaining 10% must not be over the mean age of more than 12 months. The specification into age groups of 11, 13 and 15 years is in a way conditional because the cleaned files include also 12, 14 and 16 year old students in a certain amount.

The 15 counties are grouped into five administrative regions:
Rapla and Harju Counties together with the City of Tallinn
Eastern and the Western Viru Counties
Tartu, Pőlva, Valga and Vőru Counties
Järva, Viljandi and Pärnu Counties
Lääne, Hiiu and Saare Counties.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, depression, region

Note: 2005/2006 academic year data is weighted. 2009/2010 academic year data is unweighted, but is representative.

Source: National Institute of Health Development, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)

Academic year
Region (health) Depression 2005/2006 2009/2010 2013/2014
Estonian average Have not appeared 66,9 74,6 70
Estonian average Have appeared 33,1 25,4 30
Harju and Rapla County Have not appeared 62 72,9 67,3
Harju and Rapla County Have appeared 38 27,1 32,7
Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Have not appeared 57,4 69,2 64,7
Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Have appeared 42,6 30,8 35,3
Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Have not appeared 71 78 73,9
Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Have appeared 29 22 26,1
Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Have not appeared 75,2 77,4 74,6
Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Have appeared 24,8 22,6 25,4
Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Have not appeared 77,3 77,2 79,6
Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Have appeared 22,7 22,8 20,4